OPERATION: HOLIDAY HELPING HAND December 14, 2013
For the 8th year running, SDYC is preparing to help military families who cope with serious physical, financial and separation concerns celebrate an enjoyable holiday. Operation: Holiday Helping Hand is SDYC’s way of thanking our military for their sacrifices during these times of great uncertainty. Last year, your generous donations enabled us to provide each of 56 military families a substantial monetary gift. The need this year is great, and we hope to help as many families as possible. Working with the San Diego Armed Services YMCA, we are able to identify families of local injured, presently and recently deployed lower rank enlisted personnel who could really use a HOLIDAY HELPING HAND. All families are screened by the ASYMCA, and have recently experienced unusual financial difficulties. Many of these have several young children. In the words of a family that you helped last year: “We cannot begin to express our gratitude for the generous gift you provided. Having a toddler, a newborn baby, and now being in the wounded warrior battalion, this has been a scary time. A tremendous amount of stress has been lifted off our shoulders with your gift. Though no words seem to do it justice…thank you! You all are a miracle and blessing and we are so grateful.” Every dollar that you donate to O: HHH is distributed to the military families for whom it is intended. Nothing has ever been taken for expenses or compensation by SDYC, the Pt Loma Rotary Club or anyone involved with O: HHH, and never will be!!! All contributions are passed through the Pt. Loma Rotary Club’s Charitable Endowment Fund and are 100% tax deductible. Acknowledgement letters will be sent out with 501c3 tax deduction info. For more information please contact Ed Letzring or Sue Slaght 619-222-0200 619-523-9539 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org TO MAKE A DONATION by member charge or by check: • For SDYC member charge: • Call or email the SDYC Bookkeeper (Angela) at 619-758-6306 or email@example.com • To donate by check, please send your check to: PLR Endowment Fund c/o Ed Letzring, 1225 Concord St, San Diego, CA 92106-2412 • Make checks “Pay to the Order of”: PLR ENDOWMENT FUND • On the “Memo Line”, please write: For O: HHH 2013 GREAT GIFT IDEA FOR THE HOLIDAYS: Make a donation in the name of a family member or friend. SDYC will provide a gift acknowledgment card for you to present to your honoree.
FrOM tHe cOMMODOre COMMODORE - CHARLES HOPE
The 2013 Qualcomm Star Worlds will go down in history as one of the
best ever regattas at SDYC. At least that is what many of the grateful participants have told me. We had a very bizarre 6th race with several lead changes and winds that ranged from 14 knots at the start to 0 knots on the third leg, then back to 6 knots. At the end of the race, John MacCausland easily protected his 1st place position while Andrew Campbell & Crew Hal Haenel moved into 2nd place and Mark Reynolds & crew John von Schrawtz moved into 3rd place. Other SDYC skippers with strong finishes included Greg Morton crewing for Brian Ledbetter (SDYC junior program) in 5th, Gorge Szabo & Craig Moss in 7th and Vince Brun & Brian Terhaar in 9th. Congratulations to all.
This past week has given me cause to reflect on what SDYC is all about. This past weekend alone included the Star Worlds trophy dinner on Friday evening, followed by Sail Fest on Saturday morning/ afternoon and then a party the same evening for the Navy Seals participating in a bike/run/swim competition that started in northern California and finished in San Diego Bay. I am pretty sure our catering department never went home. What stood out to me is the cross section of volunteers that make such great events possible. From the measuring and registration to the opening and closing ceremonies there had to have been several hundred hours given freely and enthusiastically for the Star Worlds. I had a unique behind the scenes perspective of the entire regatta and I could not be more proud of San Diego Yacht Club. Over 40 members donated their boat on Saturday to take kids and their parents (more than 50 families) visiting from Children’s hospital on a bay cruise for the Sail Fest. This was the 17th year since Troy Sears started the program. If you own a boat and have not participated, then I encourage you to volunteer next September and make a memorable day for a young child that is battling for his/her life. As I have said before, one the greatest benefits of being a member of the SDYC is the close friendships. I am currently sitting on a plane heading over to Kauai to stay with Mike and Lori Martin at their house in Poipu. We will be joined by V/C Chuck and Lynn Sinks, Vince and Marsha Brun and Marcy Van Stee (otherwise known as “My Other Wife” or “MOW”, while husband Pete Van Stee is serving as Commanding Officer in Djibouti, Africa) for a week of rest and relaxation. Hopefully V/C Sinks and I can leave the board room agenda behind. Yeah right! Aloha,
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San Diego Yacht Club 1011 Anchorage Lane San Diego, CA 92106-3005 Volume 78 • Issue 10
Board of Directors commodore charles b. Hope, Jr. Vice commodore chuck c. Sinks rear commodore John L. Laun Jr. Staff commodore kyle c. clark
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IN tHe SPOtLIGHt
Directors Douglas c. Werner John A. reiter Michael J. Dorgan Jerelyn W. biehl brian D. thomas
2013 Qualcomm Star World championship
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General Manager terry Anglin
O:HHH Darren & terry Show taste of Point Loma
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IN GENERAL The Darren and Terry Show October 10, 2013 at 6:30 pm Pinots Round the World The dynamic duo is back. For October, we have gone far and wide to collect 4 off the wall Pinots for your enjoyment. Please note, there are no California Pinots in this tasting. What we do have is Pinots from Willamette Valley, New Zealand, Germany and France. As usual Darren will be putting his special twist while Terry waxes about the wines. There is always a waitlist for this event so call now!!! $35.00++ per person
GREETINGS FROM THE CLUB GENERAL MANAGER - TERRY ANGLIN, CCM CCE
I write this, the club has just finished hosting the 2013 Qualcomm Star Worlds regatta. What a great event! SDYC did itself proud from the race results to the performance by the staff in hosting all the sailors day in and day out for 6 days. Way to go all. October brings a host of water events along with the usual Darren and Terry Show with a bonus Ladies Night Out featuring a sparkling wine tasting. The Acapulco challenge begins on Friday, October 11 and continues through the weekend. This event is followed by the Kiteboard National’s which is followed by the International
Masters Regatta. More information on these events may be gleaned from the club website. The Ladies Night out is on October 16 and, in looking at the reservations, the October Darren and Terry is already sold out. Thank you for your support of this monthly event. Please join me in welcoming our newest team member, food and Beverage Director Ms. Tammy Hackney. Tammy comes to us from Bryan, Texas where she was the food and Beverage Director of 2 separate clubs. Tammy brings over 10 years of experience to SDYC and we are pleased to have her. Please take the time to
introduce yourself to Tammy the next time you visit the club. On a housekeeping note, please police up after your dog. The lawn area by the Etchells hoist has been taking a beating recently and we are asking for your help on this. While on dogs, House Rules also state that no dog is to be tether and left unattended on club property. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated. The weather will soon be turning cooler. Baseball playoffs will be starting soon and footballs are flying through the air. What a great time of the year! Hope so see you soon at the club.
WINES OF THE MONTH
2010 Blackstone Merlot $15/bottle
NV Caposaldo Moscato $12/bottle
2012 Fort Ross Rose’ $17/bottle
2010 7 Deadly Zins $18/bottle
2008 Vignavecchia Chianti Classico $15/bottle
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WELCOME NEW MEMBERS Mitchell Siegler “Reasons for wanting to become a member are to expand boating opportunities and increase opportunities to socialize with friends who are members.”
Michael Hinkley “My family really enjoys the time we’ve spent with SDYC members and the many times we’ve been to the SDYC for dinner and drinks. We want to do it more often!!.”
Ryan Castro “I made the decision to apply for membership based on three criteria: great junior program, high level of sailing, and being around my friends. I want to race sailboats competitively for the rest of my life and give my children an opportunity to excel at the sport. I feel SDYC offers everything I want in a yacht club including racing for my family and good people to race with.”
Dan Morwood “I’m looking to join SDYC now because I’m looking to purchase a new boat and would like to take advantage of all the club has to offer as well as to expand my own boating experience and that of my 3 children.”
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Transfers JUNIOR FLAG TO FLAG Brian Haines Erik Elander Jeff Gladstone
PROVISIONAL ASSOCIATE TO FLAG Paul Mason Sherri McKinnon-Orr
SERVICE TO FLAG Clinton Faison
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PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS The individuals listed below are being considered for membership in your Club. Being considered for membership is not tantamount to becoming a member of the club. Solicitation is hereby made of any and all information which you might have, favorable and unfavorable, pertaining to the individuals applying for membership. Timothy Olson Commercial Real Estate, Jones Lang LaSalle Non-Boat Owner 1st Sponsor: Doug Cowan 2nd Sponsor: Hans Strom Joni Shoemaker Finance Sales, Sterling Associates Non-Boat Owner 1st Sponsor: Steve McNally 2nd Sponsor: Jeff Brown
SERVICE TO FLAG
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Jerry Burroughs Partner, SAGI Boat Owner 1st Sponsor: Ed Lazarski 2nd Sponsor: Todd Bloom
PROVISIONAL ASSOCIATE TO FLAG
Shannon Clemens Chief Stewardess, Self Non-Boat Owner 1st Sponsor: Eugene Fletcher 2nd Sponsor: Andrew Shoemaker
Alexander Jacobs VP of Sales, Anchor Audio, Inc. Boat Owner 1st Sponsor: Sharon Case 2nd Sponsor: Jim Dorsey
Tania Swain Physician, Emergency Medicine, Self Boat Owner 1st Sponsor: Cathy Cibit 2nd Sponsor: JJ Fetter
JUNIOR TO JUNIOR FLAG
Gregory Ray Dentist, Self-Oceanfront Dental Care Non-Boat Owner 1st Sponsor: Bill Vogt 2nd Sponsor: S/C Richard Virgilio
Anastasia Sellas Student, Loma Linda University Boat Owner 1st Sponsor: Sophia Gile 2nd Sponsor: Cathleen Silliman
FLAG WIDOW TO FLAG Jeanne Lynch Retired Boat Owner 1st Sponsor: Jean Malthaner 2nd Sponsor: Lanny Cornell
MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE Staff Commodore Gordon “G.T.” Frost, Jr. Vice Commodre Chuck Sinks Staff Commodore Kenneth Bertino Staff Commodore Bill Campbell Karen Busch Steve Harris Mary Snow Dennis Kenneally Membership Secretary Danielle Carreón
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LAST CALL Greg Schwab, M.D. – Flag 189 Robert Lynch – Flag 1143 Esther Grimes – Life Widow 144
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IN THE SPOTLIGHT
2013 QUALcOMM StAr WOrLD cHAMPIONSHIP BYY JOANNE O’DEA Qualcomm 2013 Star World Champion was held over the first week in September, an event that had been in the planning for over 3 years. The event was a huge success, competitors and guests alike were thrilled with the regatta. John MacCausland and Phil Trinter stole the Star World Champion title and added their names to the 92 year old
sailors, Continental and Hemisphere Champions, World Champions, and Olympic Champions. Among the series awards, the International Star Class gives prizes to different types of members that compete in its championships to celebrate the diversity among its members. Photo courtesy of ©Christy Radecic
Star Class’ International Trophy. SDYC’s own Andrew Campbell and John von Schwarz had their second first place race of the series on the last day, and secured their second place finish in the regatta just one point better than Mark Reynolds (also an SDYC member) and Hal Haenel, who placed third overall. Over the course of the Star World Championship, the Star fleet experienced some of the best, most difficult, and even uncommon conditions San Diego has to offer. The Race Committee did a phenomenal job adjusting the courses to ensure fair races for the sailors and the competition increased with each day. Several types of teams attended, such as father/son teams, family crews, juniors, women
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- John Burnham, Regatta Chair
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Some of the other things as chairman - solving problems, having members come up to me and saying what a wonderful regatta. But it was mostly about bringing people together, to celebrate the location, championships, and to crown the champion after 6 long days, John MacClausland is a very popular champion. This regatta will go down as the of the toughest with 6 days of different conditions. I will always remember this regatta and how precious SDYC is.
Photo courtesy of ©Christy Radecic
Photo courtesy of ©Christy Radecic
I feel that the regatta was very important to SDYC because of it’s long history and relationships, multi-generational, that show SDYC and the Star Class are very closely aligned. One of the most important things that I want to remember is the hall of champions dinner where we had some of the greatest relationships come together - Lowell, Malin, Dennis up on the stage. Three Legends...
in the spotlight Photo courtesy of ©Christy Radecic
“Every day! From praying that my body would be able to move, to the excitement of finishing each race, to the shoreside laughing & Scratching with competitors, well wishers, and race committee. Because those of us who volunteered all gave 100% effort to make sure that our club, members, and staff from maintenance, house keeping, office, race management, and kitchen would show the international competitors & guests how & what a first class event is really like! Besides, we are the San Diego Yacht Club, which just happens to be in the most desirable location in the world.” - Jim Oberg Crewing with Chuck Driscoll #8163 (for 45 years)
- Chuck Hope, P.E. Commodore - San Diego Yacht Club
Photo courtesy of ©Christy Radecic
Photo courtesy of ©Christy Radecic
“What stood out to me is the cross section of volunteers that made this such a great event. From the measuring and registration to the opening and closing ceremonies, there had to have been thousands of volunteer hours given freely and enthusiastically. I had a unique behind the scenes perspective of the entire regatta and I could not be more proud of San Diego Yacht Club.”
Photo courtesy of ©Christy Radecic
“The Star Worlds made me even more proud of SDYC members. To see all those members, skilled, dedicated, tireless and un-paid, working together to give the International Star Class one of the best World Championships in history...was astonishing. Star sailors are unique in their history and camaraderie and they shared their outstanding Corinthian spirit with all of us. Every day was exciting. My favorite social event was the Hall of Champions party. What luck to be there with all of SDYC’s sailing champions: Lowell North, Malin Burnham, Dennis Connor, Mark Reynolds, JJ Fetter, George Szabo, Andrew Campbell...oh my! Not enough room to name them all. Lori Martin and her crew absolutely transformed the sail wash lawn into the most beautiful luau I’ve ever seen. We’re lucky to have such a beautiful facility and generous members to share it with each other and our global visitors.” - Lynlee Austell, Volunteer
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Photo courtesy of ©Christy Radecic
Photo courtesy of ©Christy Radecic
Photo courtesy of Alex D’Agosta
“It was a “class act” all around. Both the Opening and Closing Ceremonies were well received and attendance was better than expected. We only heard praise from the sailors, their families and our members as well. Way to stay classy SDYC!”
In the spotlight Photo courtesy of ©Christy Radecic
Photo courtesy of ©Christy Radecic
Photo courtesy of ©Christy Radecic
Photo courtesy of ©Christy Radecic
“The Star Class World Championships has passed through the SDYC periodically since 1938, probably more than any other club. Once again the club has put on an excellent event, another to be proud of like the three I remember from the past. I heard numerous times during the regatta that our club facilities are second to none, something I have also learned from my travels to clubs around the world. We didn’t always get the ideal sailing conditions San Diego is known for but that was the only thing we had no control over. The race management was perfect, all of the onshore activities were outstanding and the racing very competitive.” - Mark Reynolds, Skipper #8129 Photo courtesy of © Marc Rouiller / www.starsailors.com
“Volunteering at a major event gives members an opportunity to meet sailors from around the world as well as fellow club members. The Star Worlds is one of the best, most high profile Championships and it was a pleasure to meet these sailors and welcome them to our Club and city. I had so many competitors comment that SDYC is a sailors club and they were so thankful for the friendliness of our members and how accommodating the Club was, let alone the amenities we have to offer.” - Jerelyn Biehl Director - San Diego Yacht Club Photo courtesy of ©Christy Radecic
Photo courtesy of © Marc Rouiller / www.starsailors.com
Photo courtesy of © Marc Rouiller / www.starsailors.com Photo courtesy of © Marc Rouiller / www.starsailors.com
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“The theme of this club being the rightful place for the cup, and the presentation of our club's enormous history with the event should be included in the article as possible.” - George Szabo, Skipper #8320
In the Spotlight Photo courtesy of ©Christy Radecic Photo courtesy of ©Christy Radecic
“This was my first Star Worlds and I was struck with the level of competition (all the world champions and Olympic medalists) in the fleet. It was also noticeable how much everyone enjoyed sailing the Star and the camaraderie that existed between the sailors. The history linking this event to SDYC was particularly evident at the midweek event at the Hall of Champions where trophies were presented by Local Gold Star winners Dennis Conner, Malin Burnham and Lowell North. The club put on a first class event from the social events and race management to the staff who rearranged the dry storage and slips so the Star boats could all be together - thanks to all involved from USA 7209!” - John Rudderham Crewing with Mark Butler #7209 Photo courtesy of ©Christy Radecic
Classic Boat (under 7300 series) USA 7209 Mark Buler and John Rudderham Woman Sailors USA 7621 Jessica Costa FRA 7663 Nina Ariles Junior Sailors (under 25 years of age) Top Junior Skipper – Tomas Hornos Top Junior Crew – Josh Revkin Master (50 – 60 years of age) John MacCausland and Phil Trinter Grand Master (60 – 70 years of age) Vince Brun and Brian Terhaar Exalted Grand Master (70+ years of age) Alessandro Pascolato and Magile Boening
Photo courtesy of Joanne O’Dea
Place bow# 1 97 2 82 3 29 4 37 5 03
Country USA USA USA FRA USA
Sail# 8490 8209 8129 8237 8203
Skipper John MacCausland Andrew Campbell Mark Reynolds Xavier Rohart Brian Ledbetter
Crew Phil Trinter John von Schwarz Hal Haenel Serge Pulfer Gregg Morton
Photo courtesy of © Marc Rouiller / www.starsailors.com
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Eat, Drink & be Merry! Come Celebrate with us this December, Rooms and Dates are available but booking fast. We’re happy to assist you with all your holiday party planning from flowers to lighting to music to a visit from Santa Claus. Our many private rooms can host 16 – 200 guests.
The Club is perfect for: - Intimate Family Celebrations - Corporate Holiday Parties - Client Appreciation - Office Luncheons - Champagne Brunches - and more!
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SDYC KNITTERS SDYC Knitters meet on both the 2nd and 4th Monday’s of each month in the Members Lounge from 6:00-8:30pm. We hope you will join us. We welcome beginners to expert knitters. If you have any questions, please contact Darin Hayden; email@example.com, or call 619-964-1842.
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COMMODORE’S DINNER SERIES SPEAKER Introduction For our October Commodore’s Dinner we are very pleased to welcome United States Congressman Scott Peters as our guest speaker.
Congressman Peters represents San Diego in the 52nd Congressional District, which includes downtown San Diego, Coronado, the coastal areas of Point Loma, Mission Beach, Pacific Beach, La Jolla, and northern inland areas to Poway and Rancho Bernardo. He currently serves as a member of the House Armed Services Committee and the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technologies. Among his top priorities in Washington are serving our veterans, fostering innovation, and promoting sustainable energy policies. Congressman Peters is a longtime La Jolla resident, where he currently lives with his wife, son, and daughter when not in Washington D.C. Before heading to D.C., Congressman Peters served as a San Diego City Council member and the first City Council President, as well as a San Diego Port Commissioner and Chairman of the San Diego Unified Port District. Congressman Peters received his undergraduate degree from Duke University and law degree from the New York University School of Law. Please join us in welcoming Congressman Peters to our club in October.
Bridgedeckers By DEEGEE FARRELL As I write this article for the Mainsheet SDYC is abuzz with racing activity hosting the QUALCOMM 2013 Star Worlds races. Under beautiful blue and sunny skies one sees boats coming in and out of the water and skippers and crew members are all keyed up ready to show us their stuff. It is a very exciting time and it makes me proud to be a part of the very best yacht club in America. Our competitive spirit is also apparent in our ladies bridge games. We may not be on the water but never under estimate a mighty deck of cards. We play bridge every Thursday from 10 AM to 2:30 PM with lunch at noon. Our Hostess for the month of October is Jane Kenny. If you would like to join us please call Jane at: 619-224-0749. In the month of August Bridgedecker birthdays included Jane Baldwin, Rita Moller and Bea North. Congratulations
birthday girls! On a sad note, we lost the husband of Bridgedecker Jeanne Lynch in August. Bob and Jeanne Lynch have been in and around yacht clubs, boats and sea water for many years. Most often one would see them taking off for Catalina Island and other destinations aboard their cute red tugboat READY. We miss you Bob. Winners for the month of August were: *Jane Baldwin, Monique Blinks, Sharon Brinker (guest), *Cindy Caruso, DeeGee Farrell, Phyllis Haynes, *Sharon Hope, Jane Kenny, Jeanne Lynch, Jean Kremm, *Rita Moller, Cammie Peter, Nancy Peckham, Mary Rogondino, Dorothy Wheeler and *D’Neane Wilkinson. In an odd twist on August 29 Dorothy Wheeler and D’Neane Wilkinson tied for Fourth place. Congratulations to Sharon Hope on placing first with 7600 points in one day. * Denotes first place.
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Monday Evening Bridge Monday Evening Bridge at SDYC will be held on October 14 at 6:30 PM. This is a relaxed, lively and fun game, open to all members and guests. Many players meet early in the bar for a casual dinner. Congratulations to our August winners: 1st-Jack Meek, 2nd-Bob Shinn, 3rd-Sharon Hope. To reserve your seat at the game, please RSVP by October 11 to Stan Nadel or Cecilia Carrick at 619-2222254 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Reserve early to avoid disappointment. The game begins promptly at 6:30 PM, playing four rounds of bridge. With fond regards, Stan and Cecilia
SDYC Women’s Luncheons the Women’s Luncheon committee is taking the night! Please join us for our First ever evening event. Our Ladies Night Out, Wednesday, October 16th, 6-9PM, features a tasting of 4 champagnes paired with a special menu. terry Anglin will guide us through his carefully selected champagnes and elegant hors d’oeuvres. We will also have an Art Show showcasing the watercolor paintings of several local women artists. their works will be for sale, with a signiﬁcant percentage going to SDYc’s Operation: Holiday Helping Hand, supporting our local military. Please join us for this fun evening!
OCTOBER 16th 6:00-9:00PM $35.00 per person
“Learn about the design build remodeling process and see an amazing array of before and after projects that will provide inspiration for your home.”
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$16.00 per person
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Kids Christmas Party Sunday, December 8, 2013
HO HO HO
IF YOU WANT TO GET ON SANTA’S GOOD SIDE THIS YEAR, SIGN UP TO HELP DECORATE THE CLUB FOR THE HOLIDAYS. We are looking for elves that can come on one or all of the following dates: Wreath Workshop: Saturday, October 19th 9:00AM- 12:00PM in the Jessop Room Decoration Day: Sunday, November 24th 9:00AM -12:00PM with a thank you lunch to follow. Take Down: Saturday, December 28th 9:00AM meet in the Spinnaker Room to help take down the decorations. If you can help, please contact Lynn Sinks email@example.com or call 619-851-6872
List and times of events: 8:30 AM Snow Blown 9:00 AM Snow Hill Opens 9:30 AM-2:00 PM SDYC Traditional Brunch with Santa 10:00 AM Santa Arrives Guest Dock 10:30 AM Crafts in Jessop Classroom Reservations are required for Brunch with Santa. Details are available online. Please bring your cameras, sleds and excitement! We look forward to seeing you on the snow hill.
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Community Programs Committee By Nancy & Ed Lazarski Photo by Jackie Kohls
The Community Programs Committee
and its dedicated volunteers continue to do great things for SDYC and our community. 13 weeks of Military Appreciation Nights that hosted about 180 guests wrapped up on August 28th supported by approximately 80 SDYC volunteers and 21 boats over 13 weeks. This was again a huge success thanks to the leadership of Ruth Rollins and Amee Alagiri. Sue Slaght coordinated our weekly guest lists with the Armed Services YMCA and Balboa Naval Hospital, and Ed Letzring recruited and organized the 21 boats to support this event which required about 70 SDYC members volunteering to captain or crew on these boats, and another 10 Committee Members who regularly supported this event on Wednesday’s throughout the summer – this is a large scale volunteer effort and it runs like clockwork due to the dedicated efforts of many of our members. And,
Sea Scouts By Tammy Poole, Ship 1886, Mate Photo by Stan Miller
hip 1886 reaches out to others in the community. Ship 1886 invited Ship 2013, the South Bay Sea Scout Ship, to join in for a day of sailing from South Bay out to the Ocean and to Shelter Island on the Elena, a graceful 42' John Alden designed yawl. A total of nine Sea Scouts attended five members from Ship 1886 and four from Ship 2013. It was the first time sailing for two of the members of this new Ship
we also thank Commodore Hope for his support in welcoming our guests throughout the summer! Sailfest took place on September 7th and this too was a huge success due to the efforts of many volunteers, led and championed by Gwynn Thomas. Our members volunteered 44 boats to host over 250 guests - terminally ill children and their families. Over 170 SDYC volunteers crewed the boats and manned the shore party. Once again Sue Slaght coordinated with Children’s Hospital and the Armed Services YMCA, Brain Thomas coordinated the boats for this event. And, the Sea Scouts did a great job helping out and making this event a success! Be sure to read the accompanying article on Sailfest. Monarch School Sailing: More on this next month because these great events are scheduled to happen after our Mainsheet Article submission deadline, but just so you know…A “Fun Sail” is being schedule in the September/October timeframe as a reward for High School Students in the Monarch School Leadership Program. “Fun Sails” will also take place for 20 kids on 3 Fridays, and this is being coordinated with our Junior Department Gwynn Thomas has dedicated a significant amount of time to adapt
this effort to changes in Monarch School requirements, and in the end it was her efforts that made this happen. Submarine Sailors Regatta is scheduled for October 5th and Garrett and Kathy O’Brien are once again leading this effort. This is the 10th year running for this event, and their goal is 100 submarine sailors participating. Garrett and Kathy are coordinating boats for this event, as well as the social event that follows. Sea Scouts: They continue to do great things on the water – and their separate article provides lots of additional detail, and future articles will talk about their trip to Catalina and other events on that water that they are participating in. This is a growing group learning lots about leadership, seamanship, and community service.
based at the Chula Vista Marina. A great days sailing and a good example of Ship 1886 reaching out to provide other youth in the community an opportunity to experience new maritime adventure and skills. Ship 1886 Places Third in the San Diego Power Squadron’s Race. July provided a gorgeous day on the SD Bay with clean air, clear sky with white pillowed clouds over the foothills and strong wind for sailing. Vessels sailing in Saturday's race turned in their fastest times of the season. Ship 1886, a new competitor, sailed the vessel Elena, led by SDSPS
Member Stan Miller with crew of BSA Sea Scouts at the helm. Ship 1886 did exceptionally well for her first time on the water with a new crew and placed third on corrected time. It was a great experience and a great days’ sailing for the youth of Ship 1886.
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17TH ANNUAL SAILFEST REGATTA By Gwynn Thomas SAILFEST, SDYC Community Activities Committee Photos by Jackie Kohls
The San Diego Yacht Club hosted their
largest and most successful Sandy Letzring SailFest Regatta in its history on Saturday September 7th inviting 61 families comprising 278 guests from Children’s Hospital and ASYMCA with 44 SDYC Skippers and crew donating their boats and time for a bay cruise and festivities back at the Club. Commodore Chuck Hope, an avid supporter and participant of SailFest for over a decade, welcomed our guests and invited them to have a fun filled day at SDYC. Chuck and Kitsy Hope then departed on Popotla hosting a family for a bay cruise. S/C Kyle Clark joined in the festivities by manning the mike until he departed with a family for a bay cruise with S/C Chuck Nichols on EZ Rider. Back at the Club the families enjoyed Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, ice cream, cookies and a host of activities including the ever popular Face Painting by “the Clown Ladies”, a new Craft table making SailBoats by Martha Schreiner, balloon animals, Harbor Patrol manned by Randy Benton and Fire Engine provided by the local Fire Department. The children had fun with the Bubble making toys handed out during the event. A big hit was the
new feature added this year of Pony Rides with 2 ponies and a goat donated by Cathy Ledford of My Little Pony Rides. The children with their faces painted up like tigers, lions, bunnies and pirates were a joy to see riding the ponies around the Club. The San Diego Yacht Club SailFest Regatta was founded in 1996 by member Troy Sears. In 2006 the SDYC Board of Directors officially named the event The Sandy Letzring SailFest Regatta in memory of Sandy Letzring. Thank you SDYC Sailing Foundation for their continuing support, Mission Bay Aquatic Center who contributes 70 life jackets every year for use at this event; the local Fire Department, Harbor Patrol, North Sails for our SailFest Flag, and My Pony Rides. Thank you to the SDYC catering department who always does an amazing job and in particular to Amy, Alyssa, and Cory in seeing that every detail of SailFest is perfect. Thank you to our Shore Volunteers. Sue Slaght, Whitney Wright, Jerry and
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Beth Burroughs, Terri Wickstand, Amee Alagiri, Carol & Mike Honeysett, Ruth Rollins, Jana Mar, Martha Schreiner, Peter Evering, Charlie Rogers and all the fabulous SDYC Sea Scouts, Greg Wickstrand, Charlie Viviano, Ed & Nancy Lazarski. Thank You to the 44 SDYC Skippers and their crew who volunteered their boats and hosted our guests for a Bay cruise. We can’t do it without you! Little Scott Santiago was over heard saying to his father: “Daddy, this is the best vacation ever!”
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On the race course
Race Committee By Summer Greene
Three Start Line Boats - 4 to 7 people With 66 Stars we needed a starting line of 2250 feet, or about a half mile. Needless to say, even with the best sight it would be difficult for the RC to call a half mile line, and it would be difficult for the Stars to get to the ends of the lines to see the starting signals. So we ran all week with a three boat starting line, each one making all visual starting signals and calling the line. These boats also helped with other tasks before and after racing from towing, check-ins, mark set/signaling and finishing. Two Mark Set Boats - 2 or 3 people Many of you are used to us having two mark set boats out on the course; one at the top handing the weather mark, offset mark and signaling changes, another at the bottom working on the gates and signaling changes. During the Worlds Bill Stump, the PRO, kept them busy with changes more often than not, some days on every leg. One Floater Boat - 2-3 people I had the pleasure of driving the floater boat and we had an interesting collection of tasks. We would signal
One Stake Boat - 2 people With the Star class requirement that courses are 2 miles long, our 7 foot tall yellow marks are difficult to see from the start line. Each day we had a sailboat come out and put up a 8x8 foot orange flag to help increase visibility. Two Towboats - 2-3 people each The Star class doesn’t allow private tows, meaning the RC had to find a way to tow 66 boats to the race course. Even with each of the boats above towing what we could we also needed to add two additional boats each morning. So, that’s how you get to 30-35 on the water volunteers for the race committee. Although not officially a part of the RC, three jury boats and five press boats rounded out the on the water requirements totaling 40-45 volunteers on 16 different boats. See you on the water.
Regatta Top Finishers One Design Weekend: August 3, 2013 J/105 Winner: Steve & Lucy Howell, Blink! Kiteboarder Winner: Nico Landauer, One Love Etchells Winner: Andy La Dow, Trailer Park Star Rollins Bowl: August 24-25, 2013 1st Place: George Szabo/Craig Moss, 8320 2nd Place: Andrew Campbell/John von Schwartz, 8209 3rd Place: Xavier Rohart/Serge Pulfer, 8237 4th Place: Lars Grael/Samuel Goncalves, 8392 5th Place: Ben Mitchell/Julian Busch, 8082
Upcoming Events October 11-13: Acapulco Challenge October 12-13: One Design Weekend October 18-20: US Kiteboard Nationals October 19: SSSS Saturday Race October 19-20: PCISA Girls Invitational October 25-27: International Masters Regatta October 27: PC Powder Puff November 1-3: Lipton Cup November 9: Hot Rum Race I November 16: SCWSA Regatta November 16-17: One Design Weekend November 22-24: RVYC Challenge November 23: Hot Rum Race II November 30: SSSS Saturday Race
Extra special thanks to the following for lending us their boats, sometimes unaccompanied. We couldn’t have done it without you: R/C Line and Stake Boats Al Breitenbach John Laun Jim and Patrick Orberg Max Phelps Mike Roach Matt Smith Ian Trotter Paul Yancy Jury Boats Kyle Clark Kathy O’Brian/Jim Dorsey Mark Francis
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Photo Boats John Downing Bob Grieser Bill Hardesty Asa Morton and Charlie Mann Louis Zimm Tow Boat Howard Sachs Lanny Cornell
Visit our website (www.sdyc.org/raceinfo) for details on these exciting SDYC events.
t’s amazing to say, but in the last month it has been all Stars all the time. It started with the Rollins Bowl August 24-25, and was followed up by the Qualcomm Star Worlds 2013 the first week on September. As I write this I have just spent the last 7 days on the water and multiple days on shore getting boats and equipment ready with 30-35 other volunteers each day. Several people seemed surprised when I told them there would be so many on the water each day, so for those of you who didn’t make it out to spectate, here’s what it looked like:
Stars who were over early at the weather mark, push back spectators getting a little too close, and tow Stars with breakdown problems off the course putting them at anchor until we could find a spectator or free RC boat to tow them home.
On the race course
2013 ROLLINS BOWL – STAR PRE WORLDS BY Ben Mitchell Photos by Taggert Lee
year the traditional Memorial Day weekend regatta, the long standing Rollins Bowl was pushed back on the calendar to be competed just prior to the world championships. The hope was for a bigger turn out and give the out of towners a chance to sail the race course just before the world’s the following week. It turned out to be a good decision as some thirty-five boats showed up for the event. As things ultimately worked out seven of the top ten finishers at the subsequent worlds were out there tuning up! With the wind gods smiling the fleet was treated to good breeze from the get go. It was George Szabo and Craig
Moss who came out of the blocks with all systems firing to take a 1,2,1 to take a big lead at the end of Day 1. The teams of Andrew Campbell/ John von Schwartz and Xavier Rohart/ Serge Pulfer were second and third respectively but no match for Szabo/ Moss in terms of consistency. After a great day on the water with all thirty-five boats getting their time in, the fleet was treated to the traditional Rollins Bowl party hosted by the warm Ruth Rollins at her beautiful home. There the Star sailors were treated to food and drink and the opportunity to catch up on friendships old and new. The exchange of stories of the racecourse in prior years was the order of the evening, headlined but former world champions Bill Buchan and Lowell North. Day 2 the wind gods again were smiling and the fleet was treated to another great day of star sailing on San Diego Bay. Szabo/Moss showed no signs of sleep deprivation or party over indulgence as they finished Race
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4 in fourth place to seal up the prized Rollins Bowl without using their throw out they did not have to sail in Race 5. In Race 4 Mark Reynolds and Hal Haenal showed the fleet why they are always the guys to beat and led at every mark to take first. The final Race 5 in twelve knots saw Rohart/Pulfer battle back and forth with the team of Ben Mitchell/Julian Busch all the way around the race course, with the French team ultimately capturing the gun at the finish.
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ON the race course
"Thank you from USA45 Racing" By Nevin Snow, Jake La Dow, Jake Reynolds Photos by © ACEA/PHOTO GILLES MARTIN-RAGET
his is a heartfelt thank you from Nevin, Jake and Jake. We have just completed one of the most amazing summers of our lives culminating in the Red Bull Youth America's Cup. We have not only learned how to race one of the most challenging catamarans in the world, we have also learned how to put them together, repair them and maintain them. We have lived together with our six other team mates, sharing responsibilities for learning all the different positions on the boat, as well as public speaking, fund raising, press interviews, managing a large and
complex team and many other skills we had never imagined we would have to learn when we set out on our journey a year ago. But what we learned more than anything, was what a tremendous place we come from. Our supporters from San Diego, and most especially from San Diego Yacht Club are what made this possible for us. All of you gave us the confidence, the enthusiasm and the determination to make this dream a reality. San Diego Yacht Club members jumped up to support us early, better and consistently throughout our campaign. We cannot tell you what a difference your leadership and your financial contributions made to us. Many of you even showed up in San Francisco personally during the summer and during the event itself, offering support and encouragement. We really appreciated it, thank you!
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As it turned out, we didn't win, but we count ourselves lucky to be amongst the best and most talented sailors learning the state of the art sailing in the racing world today. We were thrilled and honored to be a part of it, humbled by what we have to learn and motivated to work harder still to get even better. In closing we'd like to include a few words from Kenny Read's North Sails blog which sum up our personal experience pretty well. Thank you for making it possible! "Ten wildly talented and enthusiastic teams from all over the world fleet raced last week in San Francisco Bay for four days straight. They played for themselves, their teams and their countries. They pushed their own limits finding glory and misfortune along the way. It was such a great spectacle and it is what I love most about sailing." ~Ken Read, "Recap from Red Bull Youth America's Cup", 9/5/2013
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RE-SURFACES AFTER CAR CRASHES INTO FLEET STORAGE AREA! BY LEE HOPE
Were Back! The hardy Lehman fleet
is rolling with some refurbished boats, some new boats, and a strong core of skippers and crew. The fleet will be headed to NHYC this month to attempt to wrestle the Lehman World Championship trophy away from our nemesis from the north. November is the Turkey Day Race!
WANTED: Male or female with young kids. You know who you are, usually 30-40 years old… I see you at the pool ordering another beer as your kids swim away the day. You think of those good ol’ days of your sporting youth... BUY A LEHMAN! The only adult racing dingy with a crew! Cheap to buy, exciting to sail and race, Only 2-3 hours from pool to race course and back to the pool. Race with your wife, kids! Contact Fleet Captain Niza Brown for more info. firstname.lastname@example.org April carnage from vehicle crashing through SDYC perimeter fence.
Summer fun on the race course.
ROYAL VANCOUVER YACHT CLUB CHALLENGE November 22 - 24, 2013 The RVYC Challenge is a chance for friendly competition against our brethren to the north. This year it will be hosted by SDYC in San Diego. The format will be: Friday November 22 Fleet Racing in J/22s Saturday November 23 Hot Rum Race in various member’s boats Sunday November 24 Match Racing in J/22s If you are interested in racing or hosting RVYC member(s) on your boat for the Hot Rum Race, please contact: Julie Mitchell at email@example.com or John Reiter at firstname.lastname@example.org 20 • OctOber 2 013 M ai n s h e e t • w w w. s d yc .o r g
Model Yacht Fleet By David Ryan Model Yacht Fleet Captain Photo by Joanne O’Dea
something gratifying and fulfilling about extending the “hand” of hospitality to ones guests, as a gesture of friendship and good will. As so many traditional invitations begin with the words, “The honor of your presence is requested…, there is something beyond implied obligation or a self-imposed commitment to satisfying guests’ expectations. It really comes down to validation of established relationships, welcoming new opportunities for interaction, and a sense of deliberate intent to make meaningful lasting connections, on a personal level, with as many guests as possible. It is with this welcoming spirit that the SDYC Model Yacht Fleet hosted the 2013 Star World Championship Model Yacht Invitational Regatta on August 30th. Back in January, during the organizational meeting to establish our racing calendar for this year, 2012 CR-914 (model yacht) National Champion, George Szabo, suggested that we host the International Star Class participants in an exhibition style, model yacht regatta on the eve of the 2013 Star Worlds commencement. As it turns out, circumstances and logistics dictated a condensed, concentrated effort, largely accomplished during the week prior to the regatta. I would like to offer special thanks to Jean Malthaner, who, not only took on the role of fashioning all the international flags for the boats, but stepped forward to organize the total effort required to make this special event come to fruition. In addition, I would like to thank everyone from our fleet that volunteered their time to help mentor our guest skippers, as well as those members that loaned their boats. Special appreciation goes out
to all the spouses that stepped up to serve on race committee, registration and logistical helpers to ensure a successful regatta. With everything in place, all we needed was some great, seasonal San Diego weather and some decent wind. Unfortunately, we got neither. Despite the stifling heat, humidity and lack of breeze, we were able to mimic the Star Worlds racing format with 6 races and one throw-out. Every one of the 10 competitors seemed to enjoy the experience, reflecting their competitive spirits, despite unfamiliar navigational control, with the remote operation of the boats. When the final race was complete, just in time for the competitors to attend the Star Class annual meeting, it was the “tag-team” of Mark Butler and Austin Sperry that prevailed by a narrow margin over Brazilian Lars Grael. As an interesting comparison, the final position of each skipper in the Star Worlds is listed adjacent to the results from the model yacht regatta. While Brian Ledbetter’s fifth place finish in our regatta mirrored his standing in the Star Worlds, it appeared that 7th place finisher, John MacCausland, was able to discern some subtle tendencies from his “competition” during our regatta. Whether or not that experience had any bearing on his triumph in the Star Worlds, he emerged rightfully victorious. Name Sperry/Butler USA Grael BRA Rohart FRA Gautschi SUI Ledbetter USA Cramer CAN MacCausland USA
Pts. 9 10 18 21 26 29 29
Position 27 17 4 32 5 15 1
Gregg Morton was apparently able to share some of the competitive insight he had gleaned from his model yacht racing experience with fellow, exSDYC junior sailor and skipper, Brian Ledbetter, as they went on to place 5th in the Worlds. Rounding out our fleets representation in the Star Worlds was John Rudderham, who, with SDYC skipper, Mark Butler, posted a respectable 27th place. Mark’s cochampion status in the model yacht contest undeniably helped that team continue to improve as the worlds progressed. Finally, although as an Etchells sailor it’s hard to admit, there is something timeless and distinctive about the Star Class. At the awards dinner it hit me. It’s not the tweaky, cumbersome, classic hull and rig, with its retro sail plan, that commands respect; it’s the quality of the individuals that race these timeless yachts. While watching Malin Burham and Lowell North be recognized for their achievement 68 years ago, it was very obvious that this fleet makes a special effort to honor the nostalgia and tradition that set it apart from any other international one-design yacht. Star Worlds competitor Brain Cramer, who was seated across from me, made a special effort to tell me how, in all his international travels to race the Star boat, he has never seen any Yacht Club that even comes close to the San Diego Yacht Club. He further elaborated that, aside from the world class facilities, programs and prime location, it’s the quality of the membership and staff that has impressed him the most. His gratitude and appreciative comments are an example of the class and grace that distinguish the Star sailor world wide.
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CAMARADERIE ON THE WATER BY PATTI & ANDY MOULDS
Good friends, good food, good drinks.
Doesn’t get much better than this. But then, add a boat, perfect weather and turquoise-blue water and you’re most likely on Catalina Island. Regardless of where you go, whether it be Whites Landing, Cherry Cove, or Emerald Bay, the boating experience is nothing short of heaven. This was our third year coming over to Catalina on our forty foot Beneteau, “Ashley”. We had spent many summers at Buffalo Beach with family, and love
both options. Each year gets better and better. We’ve learned what to leave home, and what is necessary. I do a majority of the cooking and I’ve finally figured out which spices are a must. We’ve maximized the battery charging method, and know what water toys to bring over. One of the activities I love most, is coming over with friends and members of our Yacht Club. Ed & Rose O’Sullivan on “Woody” joined us this year. John & Ginger Weston on “Patriot” were moored next to “Woody” and joined us for dinner one evening. We also found new friends in Fred & Rikki on “Pacifico” who have spent the entire summer over there. By dinghy, we visit with each other, daily. We enjoy happy hours, and dinners with those we rarely (and sadly) never seem to be able to meet up with back in San Diego. I truly love to entertain, so planning
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out the food menu is very important to me. You can still be very creative and make incredible food given a limited cold-storage and prep area. This year has proven to be one of our best years, yet. Just outside of the Cove, baby squid are plentiful. Who eats squid, but hundreds of dolphins! We are treated to daily water shows that go on for hours, from sunrise to sunset. The thousands of small bait fish swim about the Cover brining in sea lions, one of whom I’ve fondly named, “Sammy”. A family of bat rays, and a guitar fish joined the underwater party this year. There are so many things to do over there. You can nap, swim, read a book, nap, go for a hike, snorkel, nap, paddle around on the SUP or kayak, or just maybe nap. Regardless of how you spend your time, just being there is a quick and easy perfect time away.
AMATEUR RADIO GROUP
ARG Presentation Tuesday, October 29, 2013 By Bob Vincent - N6EZV
there are so many dedicated volunteer committee members doing amazing amounts of work, both at the club, at home and in their brains thinking about what it is that they should be doing next that will make our club a better place for all to enjoy. (Example
is the new “pergola” designed and constructed by Tennis Fleet volunteers using Tennis Fleet money.) I think that the core strength of this club is the diversity of skills and expertise that each of the different fleets and groups bring to the table that creates esprit de
San Diego Yacht Club’s Amateur Radio
Group, or ARG for short, is just one of many fleets that all SDYC members and junior members have to choose when looking for a way to meet more people and get more involved at our club. When looking around the www.sdyc. org web site that our Webmaster Jared Wohlgemuth is constantly tweaking and updating you will discover the Fleets/Groups tab along the top of the SDYC Home Page. Thanks to the luck of alphabetical order, the Amateur Radio Group is listed first among more than two dozen other fleets and groups under that top-of-the-page tab. The next time that you visit the sdyc. org site, take a quick click-through the ARG site and have a look around. One minute of your time will give you an overview of how the ARG is organized. Like most of the other fleets and groups, we have officers; Chairman, Secretary/Treasurer (Scott Launey W6SRL) and Chief Operator (Rod McLennan W6MWB) to name a few. Maybe because of the small size of this group, our officers tend to hold the same office for more than one year. I will have been Chairman now for 4 years come this November 2013. One would think that 4 years is more than enough time to figure out the job of Chairman. Most everyone out there reading this article, a number that I have always wondered about, has probably served on several SDYC fleets and working committees know that there is always a lot of last minute work “getting ready” for the next meeting, no matter what job that you have in the group. In my opinion, the reason that I feel so proud to be a member of this World Class yacht club is because
W6IM - SDYC Station’s “Long-Range” Antenna Array
corps among the members of that fleet and helps to sustain this club’s high tempo of operations. As I wind up this final quarter of my 4 years as ARG Chairman, I would like to make a presentation, a “Photo Documentary”, of what was accomplished and talk a little about what was not completed. Please join me for an evening of camaraderie as we enjoy cocktails, dinner and a collection of photographs and comments that document the ongoing evolution of the ARG, our Communications Center and our far-reaching multiband antenna that bangs out radio signals to all points on our globe. For more information, please send an email to email@example.com with your questions and comments. Thank You!
America’s Cup TV (ACTV) “Short-Range” Antenna Array
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PC BY Rish Pavelec, PC #16 DAWN Photos by Rish Pavelec, PC #16 Dawn
hat fantastic San Diego weather we have been having! Because we have been home most of September, we had the opportunity to get out on the water several times and it has been great. As I write, we are getting ready for our week visit to Maine. I have already scouted some yacht clubs in the areas we plan to visit and have received warm receptions from them. We plan to drive the coast a bit and I am especially looking forward to visiting several “lobster shacks” to gorge myself. Our August 18th “Around the Coronado” race was canceled. Many people were traveling and our Fleet Captain could not come up with enough boats to make it a go. On the other hand, our PC Nationals, to be held on Sept. 21 and 22 will be great as always. Thanks to all of you who will participate and, of course, to our Fleet Captain, the race committee and our club for supporting the event every year. It is too early for me to report results but the club web site will post them on the last day of races. This month will bring our Annual Powder Puff/Ladies skipper race to be held on the 27th. Also mark your calendars for November 17th ODW (with the Etchells). The Ancient Mariners will sponsor the 6th Guinea Cup. It will be a bay race with spinnnakers. I recently heard from the group working on the RC PC model. They tell me they are making great progress and I am hoping that the fleet had the pleasure of seeing the model at the Nationals. I can only hope that they are on schedule. Yesterday, I had some time to take my
camera down to the Harbor Police area with the hopes of catching a PC going out. It was a perfect day and I was lucky enough to catch #14, 35 and 44 heading out. The day was perfect and seeing a few of our beautiful boats with a bone in her their teeth was a joy. You may know that past fleet Member, Jim Kacirk, “crossed the bar” in August. Jim was past owner
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of #40 and then moved on to a K-38. He was a good friend who always had a kind word for Cissy and me, as well as a good book to tell us about. Like so many other of our PC friends, he will be missed. I look forward to reporting on the results of the Nationals next month. Until then, I hope you all are enjoying this terrific weather and your boats!!
44 Looking Good
35 Heading Out
Tennis By Keith Danon Photo by Christy Radecic
has come to an end and October is the perfect month to start playing more tennis. School is in session, the courts are available, and the temperature has cooled down. A salute to Sandy and Kathy Purdon for hosting us on the beautiful 55’ “Endurance”. No lack of food, drinks, and good conversation. A fun time was had by all! A surprise e-mail went out from co-captain Matt “ Bar-B-Que Mon” Brown that he was hosting a BBQ for the end of summer Wednesday Tennis Mixer. A large group of players took to the courts, ate and drank for hours. Jim “Numbers” Cook always matches the people up well who come out on Wednesday’s. Take a look at the Tennis Challenge
SSSS Fleet By Betty Becker
s summer draws to a close, the SSSS has finished its Thursday evenings Sabot series. We had some great twilight sails and are now sailing every Tuesdays at 11:30 AM in La Playa. Saturday sailing continues once a month at noon. In October we sail on Saturday, the 19th with our annual Halloween Party to follow. Details to be forthcoming! This year Southwestern Yacht Club invited SDYC Sabots to join them on Labor Day for their 10th Annual Intergalactic Sabot Regatta. What a great regatta! There are 3 classes: single-handed, double-handed, and K9—all in Sabots! We had a fun, challenging course, good wind and lots of camaraderie. There was a Lemans-style start from SWYC with marks at the quarantine buoys, in
Ladder and see where you are. Other members of the fleet are always looking for games. It’s an excellent way to get some exercise and potentially meet someone you can hit with into the future. It’s time to make that call and challenge someone. Mark your calendars! Saturday, October 19th will be the Club Championships and our annual Tennis Fleet Party. The top 4 players of both brackets will compete that day until we have 2 Champions. It always proves to be an entertaining day
front of the SDYC guest dock, to weather of the “iceberg” in La Playa, and in the west basin near La Playa YC, finishing at SWYC. Trophies and a delicious BBQ followed. Eric Heim and Odie were overall winners in the K9 division! Rowena Carlson was 2nd in the single-handed fleet, finishing just behind a SWYC junior. SWYC was very hospitable. The SSSS feels fortunate to be included in this event and look forward to it next year. Sunday, Oct. 6th is the ABYC Regatta. Alamitos Bay is a great place to sail. Let’s have a big turnout for it!
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watching the final 4 at their best. That evening is the “End of the Year” Tennis Fleet party. What a great time eating, drinking, seeing pictures of this years events, and hanging with other Tennis Fleet members. You don’t want to miss this one! Be sure we have your current e-mail so you’ll about our upcoming events and tournaments. Look for our e-mail telling you the details of the “End of Year” party. What a great way to say goodbye to Summer. See you on the courts!
SSSS Saturday Racing September 3, 2013 A Fleet 1 Rowena Carlson 7605 6pts 2 Michael O’Connell 7888 12pts 3 Betty Becker 7613 13pts 8140 17pts 4 Dick Denzler 5 Jim Hecht 7434 22pts B Fleet 1 Darin Hayden 9443 4pts 9225 8pts 2 Bobbie Morrow
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2013 Youth Champs By AJ Reiter
he 2013 Youth Champs at Corpus Christi, TX was a highly interesting regatta, seeing conditions vary from floating dead in the water to blowing 30 knots. The saltwater bay that we were sailing on was closed off from the Gulf of Mexico and hadn’t seen a decent rain in almost a year, allowing for some incredibly salty water. My crew Greer Wattson and I were very fortunate to be selected for both of our second years to this prestigious event, known as the event to culminate the summer’s racing and the regatta every youth sailor strives to be at. After four long days of sailing in a variety of conditions, we ended up not sailing as well as we had hoped, but we had walked away with winning the Dave Perry Sportsmanship Award for our dedication and hard work as well as our commitment to taking care of each other and other racers on and off the water. Day one of Youths saw a steadily increasing sea breeze that began at roughly 1:00 in the afternoon. As we sailed out in hiking conditions, it soon picked up and we were trapezing and nearly overpowered when we arrived to the starting line. The first race blew 13-15 knots, with an epic amount of windswell due to the bay’s incredibly shallow waters. After running four one hour long races in the breeze which increased to 20 knots by the end of the day, we sailed in around 5:00 exhausted and dehydrated from the 94 degrees of heat and high salt content. It was so salty in the water, I kept a water bottle under my hiking strap to spray into my eyes so I could see where I was going. We ended day one with a capsize around the weather mark whilst in second place, and I proceeded to cut my leg open on the centerboard trying to right it. The race committee told me of an increasing number of cases of a virus in the water that I should be
incredibly worried about with open wounds, so we dropped out and sailed in early to treat it. As Day two arrived, we were hungry for a chance to come back and keep the boat upright. We sailed in idyllic 420 conditions, with 15-18 knots the whole day and an even hotter sun, at 98 degrees with intense levels of humidity. We sailed aggressively trying to push to win the favored pin, and it ended up not working out so well. Then on the last race we started by ourselves and kept the boatspeed up, rounding the top mark in second and finishing 8th for our best finish of the regatta. Sailing in was very hopeful for a late comeback in the standings and an ability to sail the way we felt we should be sailing. Day three was by far the most epic day of the event, and one of the more crazy days of sailing that I have ever had. We started the day out with a steady 15 knots, which increased to the high 20’s, puffs to the low 30’s. With an eight foot deep venue, the standing chop on the racecourse was 4-6 ft., making for the ability to surf waves for nearly a minute at a time. The starting gods were not very kind to us as we had some issues with accelerating as did most of the fleet, but on the last race we were launched off of the pin and by ourselves, rounding the top mark in 5th. We smartly decided against a kite for the top reach as it was too tight to handle, so we jib reached and maintained our position. Then Greer lost her footing as I dove the boat down on one of the biggest waves I’ve ever surfed, and she fell into the boom from trapezing, causing an instant capsize. We came up okay, with me ending up 25 feet from the boat. As we got it upright, the boat rush and rolled to capsize on the other side, with the boom coming around and hitting Greer in the head. After ten minutes of trying to get the mast out of the mud, we were on our way well in last place. Greer didn’t remember the incident that caused her to hit her head so hard, but was incredibly determined to not
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only finish the race but to make up the 500 yard gap between us and 31st, and not finish last in the race. We got everything together and sailed as hard as we could, and ended up catching that boat. On the way in, I notified the race committee that my crew had hit her head, and she was rushed into see a doctor for fear of a concussion. After some very extensive testing and a very worried skipper waiting at the door just out of sight (she was fuming that I had told anyone) I heard from the judges that she was going to be alright. After a sigh of relief we went home and prepared for the first truly light air day of the event. The last day only one race was needed to hit the race committee’s number, so we took our time getting out. After sitting around for an hour bobbing up and down on the water, it was time for us to head in, not having raced. For the second year in a row, “this never happens here, I swear” came into effect and we were skunked in one of the windiest and most consistent venues in the country. At the awards ceremony, we were very quiet as we not only didn’t perform to our expectations but we felt we both hadn’t sailed to the best of our ability. Then, our names were announced for the 420 fleet sportsmanship award for teamwork and safety on and off the water, and looking out for each other as if we were family. We felt incredibly honored for this achievement and it is one that we will not forget anytime soon. I would like to thank the San Diego Yacht Club Competition Fund for helping fund our trip to Corpus, as well as all of my youth regattas over the years. As I cap off what seems to be my last youth event, I am so incredibly grateful for the large amount of support that San Diego Yacht Club has given me over the years. And as I write this from my dorm in Georgetown University, I look at my burgee on my wall and am proud to represent this amazing yacht club around the world.
Fall Gold Cup Success! By John Fretwell Photo courtesy of NHYC
To paint a proper picture of Team
SDYC’s performance at Newport Harbor YC’s Fall Gold Cup, I have to start a day earlier. Hoping to leverage the surrounding excitement, Head Coach Nick Kaschak and I planned to hold the first day of fall Afterschool Sailing practice on Friday, fully aware that we would have to plan carefully around the conclusion of the Star Worlds at the Club. As anticipated, we had a great turnout of over 30 sailors. Knowing that we must to be off the dock before the Stars arrived home, we worked hard to get everyone rigged and off. And it worked…well, almost. As the last boats launched and crossed paths with the first Stars home, the breeze inexplicably picked up to over 15 kts, at 4pm! Given that this was the first day of practice, with many summer beginners taking on racing
Interview about the Star World Championship with Matt Dorgan By Nick Kaschak
Matt, you recently competed in the
Star Class World Championship, how was the overall experience? MD: It was an overall a pretty good experience plus my dad has done a lot of star worlds so he made my experience very fun and smooth. The Star is a very technical boat,
class for the first time, and probably 100 good sized boats returning from the ocean kicking up two foot chop in La Playa, the next thirty minutes were exciting to say the least! There were a few tears shed. Funny thing is, by the next day in Newport, kids seemed to be raving about the experience. And the results reflected their enthusiasm! Nineteen Team SDYC Sabot sailors hit the water at the Fall Gold Cup. Our C3s swept their division, with Shaye Wattson, Ryan Hogue, and Mackenzie Harris scoring the 1,2,3 respectively. Welcome to C2, Shaye! Cameron Cage ran away with C2, winning with a ten point margin and advancing to C1, while teammates Peter Busch (5th), Keegan Leonard (7th), and Timmy Fraher (10th) also made the top third! Our C1s all finished in the top ten, with Sean Caulfield taking 3rd, and Daisy Holthus putting it all together for an outstanding victory, keeping only a deuce and six bullets in the 26 boat fleet to advance to B Fleet! In B Fleet it was also all top-half, with Amanda Majernik knocking on the A Fleet door finishing 2nd. Up in A fleet, Team SDYC continues to lead the way, with Jack
Egan finishing 3rd, and Cole Harris sailing 9006 to yet another major regatta victory, winning the Fall Gold Cup! Out on the ocean course, Team SDYC’s CFJ squad was a bit more mortal, but still used consistency to crowd up the top half of the results in the 50 boat fleet! Congrats especially to top 10 performers Johannes and Rebecca McElvain (8th), and Molly Pleskus and Grace McCarthy (9th). Great performances like these begin with great practice, so I hope you’ll join us for Afterschool Sailing this fall! We’re currently offering Doublehanded Development on Tuesday afternoons, and Sea Urchins, Beginning and Racing Sabots all on Fridays so there’s something for everyone. All classes are billed per attendance, so there’s no reason not to come down and see where your sailing can go next!
what do you enjoy most about sailing it? How is it different from other boats you have sailed? MD: The Star for me is the fleet. The sailors all very welcoming to me as a new star sailor. The boat is for sure more technical because on how flexible the masts are so you can tune them to your sails or to depowering the rig or you can set up your mast to point or for power. How is sailing with your father? MD: It is a great experience sailing with my dad he raced these boats full time for 25 years so it has been interesting hearing all of his great stories and he saw a lot of his friends from when he would sail against so it was a really great experience sailing with him and we are actually still going to continue sailing together and we are going down
to Miami this winter to sail stars which will be fun. What was the most challenging aspect of the Star Worlds? MD: The starts were probably the hardest because the first two days we had a good race because of a bad start and the last four days we had bad starts and in this fleet it's really hard to claw back from behind. Do you have plans to continuing sailing in the Star Class? MD: Yes I think if I'm lucky I will have the opportunity to sail these boats all of my life. And we are planning to sail this winter in Miami and possibly San Francisco so I hope and believe I will still sail stars!
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Daisy Holthus running away from the C1 fleet on her way to a 22pt. victory and a well earned promotion to B Fleet!
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